Chester’s Mill to remain “UNDER THE DOME”; Series renewedMovies/TV,News Samuel Zimmerman
As the TCA Press Tour wraps up (that’s where this surprising bit of ROSEMARY’S BABY-as-miniseries remake news came from), CBS has revealed a renewal of UNDER THE DOME. Based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, the series originally seemed to be conceived as a thirteen-episode adaptation, but showrunner Neal Baer and executive producer Brian K. Vaghaun are now planning to have Chester’s Mill trapped for “years at a time.”
With another thirteen episodes slated to premiere in 2014, CBS Enertainment president Nina Tessler said, “We’re excited to tell more stories about the mystery of the dome and the secrets in Chester’s Mill, and are thrilled to have the master storyteller himself, Stephen King, tell the first one of next season.”
Of course, many who’ve bristled at the departures already taken from King’s lengthy novel (the author addressed such criticisms himself here) have much more to look forward to, as they extend the dome’s hover far beyond its literary counterpart.
Are you watching UNDER THE DOME and enjoying the adaptation, or changes? Excited for more? [THR]